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German & Slavic to be cut at FSU; links to petitions

Written By: daveski on April 20, 2009 2 Comments

I got this email from Wolfgang E. Adolph in the Department of Mod. Lang. & Linguistics at Florida State University via the Language Learning and Technology International Information Forum listserv; considering the UC system’s ongoing budget woes and threats to our languages at Cal I thought it’d be good to cross-post in its entirety, along with links to petitions to object to the cuts.

Hi, please excuse the possible cross posting.

As many states Florida has experienced financial short cuts, and one of the solutions is to cut spending on university programs. In response the administration at Florida State University has published a list of programs to be cut, and it includes German and Slavic.

If you feel that such cuts are also a threat to the work and mission of CALICO, please read and hopefully sign these petitions:

The German and the Slavic Divisions are grateful for your support.

Wolfgang E. Adolph
Research Associate
Fac. Coord. for Computer Issues
Department of Mod. Lang. & Linguistics – DIF 316
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-8192
(850) 644-0524 fax

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2 Responses to “German & Slavic to be cut at FSU; links to petitions”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 25 April 2009 at 11:50 pm

    More budget cuts elsewhere…seen this?

  2. daveski on: 26 April 2009 at 10:40 am

    I hadn’t seen this yet. Yow. There is a list floating around of budget cuts to language programs across the country and I’ll try to chase it down and post it too. It’s huge…

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